• The day after I did this little job, adding this cane webbing to my cabinets, I ached from head to toe. A reminder that my body is ageing. I cannot do a lot of the things I used to do  10 years ago. My knees & hips are sore. I rest myself for a day or two after and then I’m ok. I really love how it turned out. 
Anywho, this 70’s style dress is so gorgeous. I got it on sale at Standsted airport in @tedbaker it’s 70’s chic 🕺#tedbaker #canewebbing #diy #over40style #sulkingroompink #farrowandball
  • I got these pink linen dungarees in a shop in Torremolinos. My girls said I look like a children’s entertainer!! 🤡#dragginouttheholidayphotos #dungarees
  • I’m soaking up every second in Torremolinos. ☀️I felt like  this holiday would be never come. Lockdown taught me to enjoy these holidays more than ever. Gingham & pompoms = ❤️ 
—————————————————Pompom bag made by my mammy. Trousers @mariadelaordenstudio #holiday #tormellinos
  • I picked up this hat in Penneys and punched it. “Excirah & Delirah~~❤️“ to be finally heading off to sunny Spain ☀️ 
———————————————#outoftheoffice #excirah #delirah #punchneedle #create #sunhat #wool #puncheneedleembroidery #summer2022 #styleover40
  • Vogue called, I answered 🤣 
I look more like Peig Sayers! 
My feed seems to have so many reels so here’s an old fashioned photo from my stay in Sligo last week. @voguemagazine you can use this photo if ye want, I’m G like that. 😁 Photographer: @vintageirishkat #bringbacktheheadscarf #voguemagazine #peigsayers
  • Throwback Thursday (is that a thing anymore🧐) This lovely photo was emailed to me today. When I was asked in January to design a room at the idealHome show for @dfs I immediately said yes & as soon as I hung up the phone I felt sick with nerves. It turned out to be a great great success. The moral of the story….push yourself outside your comfort zone. 🙃
Photographer @jessglynnphoto 
@ocarrollconsult #colourmyhome #whatsyourthing #creativeinteriors #stepoutsideyourcomfortzone #riskitforthebiscuit
  • Pottery in heels? 💚
I was in my element this afternoon at @arranstreeteast to launch their new textile collection. And exciting plans for a new craft hub in west Cork! I had a bash at pottery and weaving. Check out @arranstreeteast for weaving & pottery workshops. 

#creativityforwellbeing #arranstreeteast #pottery #weaving #create #creativity
  • I am delighted to team up with @yourpro_ie a new digital platform that connects consumers and local trusted tradespeople to mark its launch in Ireland. The platform will initially roll out services across the greater Dublin area with plans to expand throughout the country. There are over 90 job categories of trades available via the @yourpro_ie site including renovation services, pest control, tiling, painting, plumbing, general repairs and much more. Interestingly, a recent survey by the brand to celebrate its launch, revealed that 70% of Irish adults claim finding a tradesman is one of the top three most daunting activities they can do with 35% going on to say they find it the most daunting, ahead of making a dentist appointment or booking a driving test. So, it is good news for consumers as @yourpro_ie will now do all the hard work matching a qualified skilled tradesperson to any home renovation or repair job!

#Ad #Yourpro #handyman #tradespeople #homerenovation #homerepairs #pinkdoor
  • Bye bye Frida Kahlo. 👋
The picture that started so many conversations over the weekend went to her new home yesterday to Co. Cork. Now I must must make more. 
 💕 Viva la Vida x
Green velvet Joules Langton 3 seater sofa @dfs
Paint @duluxirl 

Lower panel: Red Sand, Upper panel: Mid Umber 

#colourpop #create #wool #punchneedle #evlecticdecor #creativeinteriors #colourclash #livingroomdecor #punchneedleart #fridakahlo #makersgonnamake #fibreart #swallows #twotone #dulux
  • I got so many questions about the tiered pineapple maxi dress I wore over the weekend.  It deserved a square on here. I saw it on @erica_davies ‘s Sunday styling. It’s from @boden_clothing & it has POCKETS 🤩🍍🍍🍍#pinkandgreen
  • What a weekend! Thanks to everyone who came to my room set. And to @dfs @ocarrollconsult & team for the opportunity to design a living room at  @idealhomedublin . I met so many really lovely people. Thank you @lorrainekeaneofficial who kept me so calm for my talk on stage. I’m so happy I sold my punch needle artwork Frida Kahlo & Cherry sue 🍒 
Pass the wine 🍷#sp
  • I got the girls framed (still wrapped in cling film to protect them on route to the RDS) THIS WEEKEND! Frida Kahlo & Cherry Sue will be on display in my living room this weekend at @idealhomedublin I chose the most beautiful furniture from @dfs 
I will be on the dfs design stage chatting to @lorrainekeaneofficial about my room design and how important it is that your home should be full of colour, creativity & personality. Sunday 3rd April @2:20pm RDS 
@dfs @ocarrollconsult @permanenttsb 
#sp #whatsyourthing #ptsbidealhomeshow #dfs #colour #wool #textileart #punchneedle #creativehome #creativity #punchneedleart #colourmyhome #peachwall
  • 💛💛💛Ad GIVEAWAY…..
Win the stunning DFS Hope chair which has been designed in collaboration with interiors influencers and pattern experts Katie @comedowntothewoods Emily @pinkhouseliving You can come and see the Hope chair at the @DFS Interiors Inspiration Centre at the @idealhomedublin @permanenttsb 

For a chance to win…..

💛 Follow @dfs & @idealhomedublin 
💛 Tag your pals in comments below 

The lucky winner will be announced on 03rd April.

@dfs @ocarrollconsult #ad
  • I’m lying on my driveway again. This beautiful green & white striped dress was a great find from a charity shop. I hope you are enjoying this gorgeous weather. ☀️Rumours of a scorching heatwave predicted for April! 
Anyway a bit of chalk arsshh for ye..😉

#chalkart #chalkyourwalk #heatwave #create #deckchair #creativity #sidewalkchalk #preloved #secondhanddress #slowfashion #sunshine
  • Channeling my inner Farrah Fawsett shag hair cut.  70’s chic 🕺😍 I’m giddy with excitement this week with an extra la la la la long weekend. It may be Wednesday tomorrow but it’s really Friday!!! Happy St. Patrick’s Day week. ☘️ Rocky doesn’t look too impressed! @thehairloungeswords 
———————————————#stpatricksweek #shaghaircut #70schic #stripedceiling #shihtzu #greyhair #silverhair #over40style #over40shair 
Glasses from previous collaboration @specsavers
  • Don’t mind me, I’m just feeling my plants here🤣 So much love for my mushroom jumpsuit on stories yesterday it’s from @mariadelaordenstudio It’s very snug. I should have ironed my blouse 😖 Also from @mariadelaordenstudio x
Have a great weekend. #jumpsuit #over40style
  • I have a new date for Punch & lunch Punch Needle workshop. Saturday 7th May 11am- 4pm @block_t 
Meet like minded creatives and learn a wonderful craft. 
🧶🧶🧶𝕃𝕚𝕟𝕜 𝕚𝕟 𝕓𝕚𝕠🧶🧶🧶
  • 𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩’𝙨 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜? Are you a minimalist, a maximalist, a colour lover, dark interiors or pattern clasher! Whatever your thing is make sure your home reflects YOU!
I’m so excited & delighted to work along side @dfs at this years @idealhomedublin. I am designing a living room. Using beautiful furniture from @dfs It will be true to my style & personality because there is no right or wrong when it comes to taste. Embrace your own individual style. I would love if you could come along to the @idealhomedublin APRIL 1-3 to see the room I’ve created. P.s bring your sunglasses it’s going to be bright #SP 🥰 @dfs @ocarrollconsult @idealhomedublin @permanenttsb #dfs #whatsyourthing #homeinspiration #ptsbidealhomeshow #punchneedle
  • (AD) New glasses! I’ve been wearing glasses for 10 years. My glasses are like any accessory, I love wearing them. This fab pair are from the beautifully curated new eyewear collection from @libertylondon @specsavers. Check them out. #LibertyEyewear #Specsavers
  • The hanging plant on the left is called Monkey Mask Monstera. The other one is as common as muck, the Spider Plant that spits out babies like there’s no tomorrow..durrsshhy ting 🤣 🤰🌱 Who remembers this pompom stool I found in a skip? It’s my plant watering stool now. It’s so colourful, I love it. Every room should have a little handmade piece in it. Even the bathroom! I sprayed my radiator pink using @rustoleum Candy Pink 💕
#plantlover #bathroomdecor #pinkradiator #pinkandgreen #prideinmaking #monkeyplant #monstera #colourmyhome #plantlife🌱 #spiderplant #myspiderplantishavingbabies